The Diamond Jubilee Garden was opened earlier in 2012 in the Southern Enclosure and we are delighted with the results. The renovation project on the south west lawn of the gardens has reinstated a garden path that was part of the original Regency design of the garden.
The gardens were originally designed by Thomas Kemp, with gardener Henry Phillips and surveyor Henry Kendall responsible for the laying out and planting. The project has reinstated a garden path that was part of the original Regency design of the garden. This path passes through two large new shrub borders as it winds down to the south west gate, creating a beautiful, new, historically accurate feature for the south west lawn. Additionally, there are new trees planted in the garden to commemorate the jubilee.
The project came about due to the unfortunate need to fell some attractive trees; The trees were opposite 11/12 Lewes Crescent, which were overhanging across the road. These trees were mostly Monterey Cypress which unfortunately have brittle limbs with the tendency to break. They have in previous years broken off and landed on cars.
So while the trees will be sadly missed, we believe that as the new Jubilee garden grows up it will become a beautiful, sustainable attractive addition to the garden for people and wildlife to enjoy for years to come.
To contact the Committee regarding any aspect regarding supporting Kemp Town Enclosure and our projects to develop and maintain the gardens, please contact the Agents and registered office: